Comparative medicine graduate training at Colorado State University consists of M.S. or Ph.D.-level research in combination with residency training in laboratory animal medicine. This program is recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and as such, successful completion results in board eligibility. Applications are typically solicited in the fall of each year for positions beginning the following July. For additional information about program content see the following link:
Combined MS/PhD Program with Comparative Medicine/Laboratory Animal Residency
In addition, Laboratory Animal Resources offers training opportunities for veterinary externs and for summer fellows. Additional information about these opportunities can also be found on the ASLAP website or can be obtained from Dr. Sue VandeWoude (Contact information below).
Application to the combined program requires application to the CSU graduate school. Specific application materials are listed in annual position announcements but typically require:
- Statement of your interest in the graduate program and a summary of career goals.
- Biographical sketch or resume.
- Two original official transcripts from each college or university attended.
- Three letters of reference completed reviewer evaluation forms.
- GRE scores are recommended (copy of original scores also accepted).
- Completed application to The Graduate School).
- TOEFL score (foreign applicants only) www.toefl.org
This program may participate with other laboratory animal training programs in a Uniform Application Process. Check the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioner's website (www.ASLAP.org) for more details.
International students may apply for residency positions; however, successful application is limited since foreign students are not eligible for in-state tuition, and therefore are required to supplement out-of-state tuition and fees.
For additional information, please contact:
Sue VandeWoude, DVM
Comparative Medicine Residency Coordinator
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Colorado State University
1619 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619
(970) 491-7162; fax: 491-0523